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COO-Behavioral Health

Job Number: 51552
Puyallup, WA
Job Category: Management / Supervisory
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Multicare Entity: Behavioral Health
FTE: 1
Specialty: Behavioral Health
Department: Admin BHS
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: As needed to meet job requirements

MultiCare is leading the way in the mental health services across Western Washington. Our highly integrated program includes an adult inpatient unit, geriatric psych unit and an inpatient adolescent psych unit in addition to our extensive outpatient treatment options and community outreach programs. Plans are also underway for a joint-alliance Behavioral Health Hospital.

As a result of this growth, we have launched a nationwide search for a Chief Operating Officer of our Behavioral Health business unit. If selected, you will report directly to the President, Behavioral Health. We'll look to you to provide planning and direction for clinical, financial and operational activities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven operational leader with the ability to maintain excellent quality while managing costs in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment. We're also looking for a leader who will role-model our values, beginning with respect for the patient and their loved ones who are affected by mental illness. You can learn more about our Behavioral Health programs at

Position Summary:
The COO is administratively responsible and accountable for the planning and direction of clinical, financial, and operational activities that will ensure high quality and cost effective care delivery.  This includes patient care standards, quality measures, resource allocation, and fiscal management.  You will be responsible for keeping gross revenue, expenses, and FTE’s in line with organizational plans.

As a member of the senior executive team for Behavioral Health, you'll work closely with the President and Market Leader, Physician Executive, Nurse Executive, Finance Business Partner, and senior leaders in a team-oriented approach to planning and operational oversight.

This position requires extensive external contact with consultants, vendors, national, state, local community and agency organizations, educational organizations, physicians, colleagues, elected officials and specialty groups to build relationships and connections for network development and constituency management.

Minimum Requirements:
Ten (10) years recent administrative experience in a health care delivery system, which includes five (5) years of leadership experience. Our ideal candidate will have experience in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs.

Masters degree in a related field
If a licensed practitioner,  Current license in the State of Washington

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